|Matching shirts today|
We FaceTimed with Nathanael this morning. Lottie saw him and Beth, our friend the boys are spending the weekend with. She could repeat Beth’s name and called Nathanael “Nat”! We were so proud!
|The famous spot for adopted kids' photos|
It was hard getting a taxi to come back. But we figured out why when we met the driver. He was willing to hear our story of hope in knowing our Father. We pray a seed planted in his heart as he heard it for the first time.
|Beautiful old buildings|
|With the ladies of A Gift From China|
Lottie ate her first green vegetable for us tonight: broccoli!
|Snake wine. Yuck!|
She is starting to understand some of our frequently used English words as well. We are starting to pull away from 100% Chinese since she’s getting comfortable with us now. She’s going to be thrown into English in a week so we’re slowly transitioning to help her learn. She’s a smart girl!
Anna Faith is trying to get her to pull herself into bed. She hoists her up by the bottom and pushes with all her strength but Lottie isn’t coordinated enough yet to lift her legs and crawl into her spot in the bed. It will come!
Tonight like every night this past week I kissed Lottie goodnight and turned my cheek for her to kiss me back, like I have done every night to give her a chance.. She has never given us physical affection yet. I teased her to smack my cheek and for the first time she gave just the softest kiss! It melted my heart. She probably doesn’t even understand that kisses mean affection, but mama was loving it.
Every day we have little triumphs.